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IBM MQ – MQ Operations and Administration


6 hours


This course begins by describing IBM MQ, and its common deployment options, and then is expanded to show how an IBM MQ queue manager is created. Various commands used to interact with MQ components are discussed throughout the remaining content, showing how definitions are created and displayed, and modifications that can be made to them. A focus on the security of MQ resources and the authentication required to access them is also presented.


This course is designed for system administrators/programmers, system architects, and application developers.


A solid understanding of system and network management as well as communication and networking protocols.


After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe how to create and configure an MQ queue manager
  • Identify and invoke MQ commands used for MQ administration
  • Create MQ queues
  • Describe how MQ channels work, and how they are managed
  • Describe how MQ secures its resources and data

Course Content

MQ Installation and Deployment

MQ Environment Basics
IBM MQ Appliance
MQ in the Cloud
MQ on a Local Server
Creating an MQ Queue Manager
Issuing MQ Commands
MQ Logging
MQ Client Use and Implementation

MQ Commands

Understanding and Issuing MQ Control Commands
MQ Script Commands
MQ Commands for Applications
Issuing Commands Using MQ Explorer
Web and Dashboard Console Interfaces
Displaying and Modifying the Queue Manager
Creating and Displaying Services

Managing MQ Resources

Defining Local Queues
Triggering Concepts and Definitions
Defining and Managing a Process
Displaying and Managing Queues
Defining Alias Queues
Defining Queue Models
Creating and Managing Topics and Subscriptions
Publish and Subscribe Process

MQ Communications and Clustering

MQ Channel Communication
Sender and Receiver Channels
Server and Requester Channels
Starting, Stopping, Displaying, and Altering Channels
Function of MQ Clusters
MQ Cluster Benefits
Adding a Queue Manager to a MQ Cluster
Defining an MQ Cluster
Displaying MQ Cluster Attributes

MQ Monitoring and Security

Securing MQ Resources
Authenticating Users on Local and Remote Connections
Channel Authentication
Using Certificates and Keyrings
Security Exits
Securing MQ Commands
Monitoring MQ Error Logs
Identifying Error and Accounting Messages
Monitoring and Controlling Events
Statistic Messages

MQ Operations and Administration Mastery Test